The Oakmont Secondary Program, part of The Frost School, offers a unique year round program for students with autism spectrum disorder in middle and high school who are on a diploma track. Content area courses are taught by certified and experienced special education teachers with the support of trained educational assistants. Students in The Oakmont Secondary Program participate in daily social skills training, resource support, and related services. Individualized behavioral programs are developed by a team that includes a behavioral psychologist, behavior specialists, and special educators, and all students are placed on a motivational system incorporating high levels of positive reinforcement.
As a Special Education Teacher you will:
- Teach the core content areas (mathematics, reading, social studies, science) for students in grades 9-12 in a self contained classroom. Teacher may cover an additional content area as needed.
- Provide academic support and behavior management to students with autism spectrum disorder on the diploma track.
- Demonstrate knowledge of age-specific student needs in instruction and create an appropriate learning environment in the classroom setting.
- Monitor, evaluate, and report on students' progress and also attend and participate in meetings.
- Work cooperatively with other members of the School staff.
- Bachelor's degree and at least 3 months of related teaching experience (i.e. student teaching, internships, etc.).
- Must have or be eligible for a conditional, standard professional or advanced certification with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) at time of appointment. Candidates with a conditional certification must obtain standard professional or advanced certification within two to four years of starting in teaching role, as determined by MSDE evaluation of the individual's credentials. Must maintain MSDE certification requirements throughout tenure in position.
- Experience with adolescents with autism/Asperger's/emotional/behavioral issues and a background in special education preferred.